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Soros blasts 'lies' of Hungary government campaign

Budapest - George Soros spoke out Monday for the first time about Hungary's "survey" on the US financier and philanthropist's views and alleged intentions on immigration, accusing Budapest of "distortions and outright lies".

Hungary says millionth passport granted to new citizens abroad

Budapest - Hungary said Wednesday that a million people had been granted citizenship since the 2010 introduction of a controversial fast-track naturalisation scheme for ethnic Hungarians living abroad.

Hungary anger over US 'objective' media funding plan

Budapest - Hungary expressed "shock" Wednesday at a US plan to finance independent media outlets outside Budapest, a move it called "intervention in an ally's internal affairs".

Hungary NGO sues government over anti-Soros questionnaire

Budapest - A Hungarian refugee rights group said Saturday it has sued Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government for defamation over a "national consultation" questionnaire sent to households nationwide about US billionaire George Soros.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded uni year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Hungary to grant Soros-founded university year's reprieve

Budapest - Hungary said Friday it plans to give a prestigious university founded by US billionaire George Soros a further year to comply with a controversial new law widely seen as targeting the institution.

Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansion

Budapest - Austria said Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union's approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary.The approval, granted in March, removes the last major obstacle to the 12.5 billion euro ($13.

Rights groups slam new Hungary 'hate campaign'

Budapest - Rights groups slammed on Friday Hungary's new "national consultation" targeting George Soros and what Budapest says is the billionaire philanthropist's intention to flood Europe with a million migrants per year.

Say 'quiet prayer' for Merkel election win, PM tells Hungarians

Budapest - In a rare show of support, Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged Hungarians on Friday to pray that German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins this weekend's election despite the pair's clashes over refugees.

Hungary set for fresh anti-Soros blitz

Budapest - Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections.

Budapest ire as EU inspectors call at PM's village

Felcs - With an extravagant football stadium and an EU-funded narrow-gauge train famed for its lack of passengers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's home village of Felcsut makes for an offbeat tourist destination.

Hungary denounces 'violence' of EU migrant plan

Budapest - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday launched a fresh attack on an EU plan to share thousands of migrants around the bloc, saying that forcing his country to partake in the scheme bordered on "violence".

Hungary journalist group slams blacklist

Budapest - Hungary's leading press association has condemned a website close to the government for publishing a blacklist of journalists whom it calls "mouthpieces" for George Soros, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's bete noire.

Hungary wants EU to help pay border costs

Budapest - Hungary has demanded that Brussels refund half the 800 million euros ($950 million) it says it has spent defending its southern borders against illegal immigration, the government said Thursday.

Under fire, Hungary NGOs turn to top court

Budapest - Civil society groups in Hungary said Wednesday they have filed a challenge with the country's constitutional court against a law targeting foreign-funded organisations that critics argue is aimed at stifling anti-government dissent.

2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work: Hungary

Budapest - Work on the Russian-financed expansion of a Hungarian nuclear plant will begin in January, Hungary's foreign minister said Monday after talks in Budapest between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hungary pulls tainted egg products from shelves

Budapest - Hungary on Tuesday became the latest European country to withdraw egg products imported from Germany containing the insecticide fipronil.

Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at world swimming championships

Budapest - World records have tumbled and gold medals won but the colourful array of tattoos on show at the world swimming championships have proved just as eye-catching, be they designs of sharks, dolphins or even the lion adorning the arm of Adam Peaty's grandm...

Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Budapest - Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian capital competing in the world swimming championships.

Netanyahu slams EU's 'crazy' Israel policy

Budapest - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy", in remarks leaked from a closed-door meeting with eastern and central European leaders in Budapest.
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